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RE: attribute templates

From: Manos M. Batsis <manosb@profile.gr>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:57:03 +0200
To: <www-style@w3.org>

Thanks Vitali. I know about inheritance. The "template" idea was mentioned as a saver from
the grouping mess.
I'm sorry not to see anyone else providing comments on the idea though.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Vitali
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 5:44 PM
To: Manos M. Batsis
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: attribute templates

Hello Manos,

Your idea is very good! :)
CSS has support for class inheritance:

.classOne, .classTwo, .newclass {
    background-color: #f3f3f3;
    color: #ff0000;
    text-align: right;

.classTwo, .newclass {
    background-image: url(...);
    border: 1px solid #000000;

.newclass {
    border:2px solid #ff0000;

But when i want create new child class with a bit changes i need add
it name to all definitions of his parents. This is uncomfortable.

Best regards,
Vitali Falileev                   mailto:falileev@itos.eu.org

Thursday, January 11, 2001, 1:57:03 PM, you wrote:

MMB>  I think the ability of doing the following would bring css coding into a different
MMB> Lets say i define a couple of classes as:

MMB> .templateOne{
MMB> background: #f3f3f3;
MMB> color:#ff0000;
MMB> text-align:right;
MMB> }

MMB> .templateOne{
MMB> background-image:url(myImage.gif);
MMB> border:1px solid #000000;
MMB> }

MMB> Now, to use these as templates in a new class i would do this:

MMB> .newclass{
MMB> templates:.templateOne, .templateTwo;
MMB> border:2px solid #ff0000;
MMB> }

MMB> Of course the attributes defined in .newclass supersedes the template ones.
MMB> One other useful function would be importing templates from a different .css file

MMB> .newclass{
MMB> templates:url(style2.css, .templateOne, .templateTwo) .template;
MMB> border:2px solid #ff0000;
MMB> }

MMB> where template lies in the same stylesheet as .newclass.

MMB> Just a thought... please do give some comments :-)
MMB> Manos
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